Robert Gordon, Architect/Planner
Robert Gordon is the author of two architecture and design textbooks, Perspective Drawing, and Residential Design Studio. He holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning from IIT and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from IIT, where his teachers included Mies van de Rohe, Ludwig Hilberseimer and Alfred Caldwell. Robert’s personal papers, including thousands of sketches, architectural drawings, and cartoons have been acquired by IIT’s Paul Galvin Library Archive, a research resource open to researchers in architecture and planning from all over the world.
In Chicago Robert worked at the historic firm Holabird and Root and then went on to have a private practice for a number of years. He was part of the team that researched and drafted the City of Chicago Plan Commission’s groundbreaking Master Plan for Chicago.
In international work, he was part of the initial design team that planned EuroDisneyland, including master planning and all the restaurants.
And then, back in Chicago, as a design educator, Robert practiced civic architecture as a regular member of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Landscape and Pedestrian Advisory Committees. He is an educator as well, currently teaching at Columbia College, with previous teaching stints in San Francisco and Paris.